Solid State Drives (SSDs) are much faster than traditional hard disk drives (HDDs) and becoming cheaper, and we see more and more SSDs as primary computer storage devices. Users who use computers to store critical data may want to review the health of SSDs from time to time to avoid data loss in case of storage device failure.
Most SSD manufacturers offer their software to configure and monitor SSD health. For instance, Kingston provides a utility called SSD Manager, which lets you change various SSD settings, monitor SSD health, and find other important information about SSD. In addition to tools from SSD manufacturers, there are numerous third-party applications around to monitor SSD health, performance, and temperature.
The good thing is that Windows 10 now offers (currently available in Windows 10 Insider build number 20226 and above only) you view more information about SSDs. The new feature lets you view the SSD health, available spare, and current temperature. It means that you will not need to install third-party software to monitor the health of SSDs, as Windows 10 also alerts users when the SSD is about to fail, or its health deteriorates to a certain percentage. The temperature and health monitoring functions are unavailable for external drives such as pen drives and memory cards. These features currently support only internal NVMe SSDs only.
Note: The inbuilt temperature and health monitoring functions of Windows 10 are available for only internal NVMe SSDs, which means you can not monitor the health of external drives such as pen drives and memory cards.
This risewindows article will guide you on how to check SSD Health & Temperature in Windows 10.
How does Windows 10 calculate the estimated remaining life of an SSD?
According to Microsoft, Windows 10 uses the approximate percent of the manufacturer’s prediction of drive life to calculate the estimated remaining life of SSDs. So, this might not be accurate. Also, note that if Windows 10 displays the estimated remaining life of an SSD as 0%, that does not necessarily mean that the SSD has failed or is about to die. It only indicates that the drive has completed the write/erase cycles predicted by the manufacturer.
NOTE: As mentioned at the beginning of the post, this is a new feature currently available to users testing Windows 10 Insider builds (20226 and above) only. To check the build number, type winver.exe in Start/taskbar search and press Enter key. The feature currently supports NVMe SSDs only.
How to check NVMe SSD estimated remaining life and temperature in Windows 10?
Step 1. First, open the
Step 2. Then, navigate to the System > Storage page.
Step 3. After that, from the right side pane, click on the link ‘Manage Disks and Volumes.’
Step 4. Next, on the next screen, click on the
Step 5. Then, click on the
Step 6. Finally, you can see the temperature under the Drive health section.
That’s it for the article.
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